A Composite Cuirassier Armour

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Lot 221
A Composite Cuirassier's Armour
Comprehensively Late 16th/Early 17th Century

Sold for £ 12,600 (US$ 15,413) inc. premium

Arms & Armour

14 Apr 2005, 13:30 BST

London, Knightsbridge

A Composite Cuirassier's Armour
Comprehensively Late 16th/Early 17th Century
Of bright steel with dome-headed rivets, comprising close-helmet with two-piece skull rising to a low roped comb, later peaked fall and upper- and lower-bevors pivoted at the same points, the fall with two vision-slits, the upper-bevor pierced with circular breaths on each side, plume-holder at the rear, and later gorget-plates at the front and rear, breast-plate with medial ridge, back-plate shaped to the back, separate skirt of two plates, knee-length tassets each of eleven upward lapping lames including poleyns, gauntlets each with flared pointed cuff (finger lames missing), and later full leg harness each hinged together and with articulated sabatons, the main edges partly turned, roped, bordered by line engraving and retaining some red woollen pickadils
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